- China readies national carbon market to fight climate change Updated: May-24-15 1:41 am
BEIJING - At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.
- Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river Updated: May-24-15 12:34 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said.
- Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off Updated: May-23-15 8:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.
- Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now Updated: May-23-15 8:17 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.
- Dayton vetoes agriculture-environment and jobs-energy bills Updated: May-23-15 6:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Gov, Mark Dayton vetoed two major budget bills ahead of a Saturday night deadline for final action on measures that passed before the end of the legislative session, but he proposed a temporary tax cut in return for a scaled back version of his proposal for universal preschool for all 4-year-olds.
- College of Charleston offers surfing classes at Folly Beach Updated: May-23-15 5:44 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - College of Charleston students can earn college credit while surfing starting this fall.
- Ohio bridge project designed to protect endangered mussel Updated: May-23-15 5:38 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio has designed an $11.8 million construction project to protect a federally endangered mussel species - a creature that's barely the size of a human fingernail.
- Western Montana's river lovers brace for early runoff Updated: May-23-15 5:28 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Rivers throughout western Montana could get lower than normal this summer, as an unusually low snowpack has melted away two or three weeks earlier than usual.
- Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon Updated: May-23-15 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
- 2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle Updated: May-23-15 5:11 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state.
- Meat packer fined for mishandling slaughterhouse wastewater Updated: May-23-15 4:54 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - A Lane County meat packer is again facing fines for alleged deficiencies in handling wastewater from its slaughterhouse.
- Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers Updated: May-23-15 4:32 pm
TELLURIDE, Colorado - Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution.
- It's peak migration season for sharks off SC coast Updated: May-23-15 3:44 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - People seem to be encountering more sharks off the South Carolina coast, but officials say there's nothing to worry about.
- Rockies activate Roberts, place Brown on DL Updated: May-23-15 3:05 pm
- Endangered butterfly now missing at Indiana Dunes Updated: May-23-15 2:43 pm
PORTER, Indiana - The endangered Karner blue butterfly hasn't been found this spring at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and officials say they're worried the tiny insect could be gone.
- Coast Guard monitoring sunken fishing vessel near Ilwaco Updated: May-23-15 2:25 pm
ILWACO, Washington - The Coast Guard is monitoring a sunken fishing vessel in Ilwaco Channel for possible pollution and as a potential hazard to navigation.
- Environmental groups monitor new Wyoming fracking rules Updated: May-23-15 2:07 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - As Wyoming challenges new federal fracking rules on public lands, state regulators are quietly implementing a state requirement that petroleum companies justify keeping secret the ingredients in the chemical products they pump underground during hydraulic fracturing.
- Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished Updated: May-23-15 12:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A fire that burned for more than a day on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast was extinguished early Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
- Rescuers ready for the call if trouble hits on Mount Rainier Updated: May-23-15 12:07 pm
SEATTLE - As the climbing season gets underway on Mount Rainier, a specialized rescue team has been training to be ready when things go wrong on the 14,411-foot peak.
- Water quality survey gives Boston-area beaches high marks Updated: May-23-15 11:30 am
BOSTON - An environmental advocacy group is giving Boston-area beaches high marks for water quality.
- Restaurant owners recycle oyster shells for reef habitat Updated: May-23-15 11:13 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Two southern Ocean County seafood restaurants are involved in what some might call a pearl of an idea- to use their recycled oyster shells to restore a reef habitat in Barnegat Bay.
- Improvements to be made at Connecticut shoreline park Updated: May-23-15 11:02 am
MADISON, Connecticut - Improvements are being planned at Connecticut's most popular state park.
- Hurricane-prep sales tax break starts Monday in Virginia Updated: May-23-15 9:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break starting Monday.
- NY fights against aquatic invasive species in Adirondacks Updated: May-23-15 8:04 am
SARANAC LAKE, New York - Officials are stepping up efforts to fight aquatic invasive species in the Adirondacks this summer.
- Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations Updated: May-23-15 7:41 am
TOKYO - Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.